The Embodiment Conference is running at the moment and finishes on 25 October. You can watch online presentations and sessions live or for a day or two afterwards for free.
The conference is organised by a company in Brighton and Hove so just along the coast from me in Sussex, UK. There are 1000 + speakers at the conference covering a range of topics including Dance & Creativity; Movement & Anatomy; Keynote and Meditation and Breath Work. Speakers come from across the globe. I have watched and listened to some great sessions this past few days. I love Tom Myers work on Anatomy Trains and I have had his book of the same name for many years. His session on the Anatomy of Vitality gives a top embodiment tip of ‘stay curious’. I couldn’t agree more. Being curious has to be one of the best things I was taught about and encouraged to be. Being curious is such a wonderful way to approach dance teaching and learning. For as dance teachers we are also learning too.
If you want to take a look and see what is available at The Embodiment Conference here is the link:
We have been doing these free mindful relaxation for dance teacher, sessions since April and now they are coming to an end. This is because dance teachers are getting ready to get back into their studios and venues to teach once again.
It has been lovely doing these weekly sessions and I hope if you have joined us at any point along the way that you have enjoyed them too.
Good luck to all dance teachers getting back into the swing of classes and coping with all the changes that are required.
Don’t forget there is still time to book a place on the next short online courses beginning in August. Bookings close on Monday 27 July 2020.
A brand new course Positive psychology for dance teachers is available to book now. You can download information sheet about this new course from the Short Online Courses page.
Running at the same time will be the popular Teaching dance for health, short online course for dance teachers. Both courses are available to book now on the Book a course page.
During lockdown and as some begin to ease out of lockdown there is an alternative reflective task for the usual taught class or session for teachers who cannot teach live in the studio or community venue.
Many of you will have already downloaded my booklet on Preparation for Performance but if you haven’t then it is below if you want to download it.
I wrote it for Highland Dancers but the exercises. breathing and all are suitable for all dancers (and teachers). In sport they pay attention to preparing for performance instead of leaving it to chance. We can prepare for performance in dance too whether that be for examination, competitions and to make sure we can do our best in class.